Meet the Team
We take our business seriously, but not ourselves!
In 2009, Greg Ashe, QED Risk Services Director, saw a need to assist brokers in meeting all of their NCCP General Conduct Obligations and started the business to do this.
Before QED Risk Services, Greg had spent the past 10 years working in risk management, primarily in financial services in Australia and the UK, and was Head of Compliance for Citigroup's Retail Group in the UK. Greg also has worked for ASIC's sister regulator, APRA, and fully understands how to navigate in the world of regulation. He has also been involved in healthcare, mining, the public sector, property and real estate, tourism and e-commerce.
Greg has a profound ability to store obscure/useless information and certainly is hard to beat at trivia nights.
Business Development Manager
Kathy Ashe has worked in business development for over 25 years and the breadth of her experience spreads from her time as Business Development Director for American Express in Western Europe to her more recent work coaching local, small business owners in Brisbane, Australia. She has been involved in telecommunications, healthcare and finance.
When Kathy was at school, she wanted to be a fashion designer, but now she just designs amazing business solutions for our clients!
Complifast Solutions Manager
As the CompliFast Solutions Manager, Jayne's role is to develop the best CompliFast solution to meet each client's specific requirements and provide ongoing support through each phase of the implementation process.
Jayne has had a varied career, ranging from owning her own small business to working for logistics and high-tech companies. Jayne's passion is client service and she goes the extra mile to ensure clients have what they need. Jayne has a good eye for detail - essential for compliance!
Jayne is a brilliant photographer - check out her amazing photos at Instagram jaynecoppins
Jenna is one of CompliFast experts who can answer any question for our CompliFast clients - essentially simplifying the minefield of compliance.
Jenna has a strong background in customer service and team management, within a legal, retail and financial products industries including FFA Paysmart. She is very process driven to ensure the best outcome for our clients.
Jenna love sports - particularly Supercars and her footy team, Collingwood (much to Kellie’s disgust). Always friendly rivalry in the QED team!
Owen has recently joined the QED team after emigrating to Australia from the UK. Owen is one of our CompliFast experts assisting clients in understanding compliance and specifically how to use CompliFast..
Owen is an experienced Financial Services specialist within the UK regulatory environment, with a breadth of knowledge of managing both people and process improvement and implementation.
Owen is a lover of the round-ball game of course, or 'proper football' as he calls it. We'll have to indoctrinate him with the State of Origin at the end of year.
Kellie Ross has extensive experience in superannuation and retirements products, having worked for large organisations including Tower and SunSuper for over 20 years. Kellie is an amazing organiser and team leader. Kellie manages the business' workflow, overseeing QED's Australian Credit Licence documentation and applications for clients. Kellie is the first point of call for brokers.
Kellie is passionate about her footy, an avid North Melbourne supporter!
Compliance Client Support/Administration Officer
Nerolee has recently joined the QED team to managing client enquiries and office. Nerolee has extensive experience in client relations and administration in the areas of Accounting, Tax and Wealth Management.There is always one sweet-tooth in the office - Nerolee loves chocolate!
Leanne joined the QED team in 2019 to manage Pursuit Broker Services (QED Credit Services) - an alternative solution for brokers to operate their own way, without obtaining a Credit Licence - www.pursuitbroker.com.au. She has daily contact with our clients to ensure they are meeting all their compliance obligations.
Leanne’s background in State Government Administration, HSE compliance, Property Management and Collections, she has superior relationship management skills, with a strong attention to detail, with her proven track record of simplifying processes, strengthening compliance and improving business performance.
Leanne is our resident Kiwi and devoted All Blacks supporter of course!
Liam has joined QED as part of our expanding team of NCCP compliance experts. Liam's role within QED is to provide regularly and legislative advice/education for the QED team to support Licensees and is the Credit Licensing expert.
Liam has brought to the team his experience working for BT Financial Group to the team, where he provided compliance and customer service solutions for their superannuation division.
Liam is a formidable opponent to Greg with his knowledge, and will certainly give Greg a run for his money!
Melanie runs Sherlock Holmes Lending Solutions, a non-conforming specialist mortgage provider with over ten years' experience in the industry specialising in low doc loans, bad credit loans, commercial loans, SMSF loans to name a few. Melanie was Victorian FBAA State President from 2010 to 2015.
In June 2020 Melanie joined the QED team as a Compliance consultant and will conduct compliance reviews for QED clients in Victoria.
Melanie has a cutting, dry sense of humour which is reflected in her FaceBook posts.
Bobby brings many years of experience in the financial planning industry to the QED Risk Services team. After completing his Business degree, Bobby moved into working as a Paraplanner and Technical Services Consultant in a number of financial planning businesses. This makes Bobby perfect for the QED Risk Services team as his varied background has provided him with the skills and experience needed to strike the correct balance of product knowledge, compliance support, attention to detail and understanding of commercial imperatives.
Bobby works as QED Risk Services' compliance auditor and consultant in New South Wales.
Bobby can be quiet and reserved - until you get him to the Black Jack table - he’s a master!
Customer Success Project Manager
Kurt has been working with the QED Team to integrate IT and CRM systems, to ensure the delivery of world-class compliance software and an awesome client experience. Kurt has worked globally in the oil, energy and logistics industries.
Kurt loves watching sport, particularly American Football, even though he can't remember the last time his team won!